The T-Reign pliers are a great, tough, and durable pair of pliers. The tether that comes with the pliers is an awesome addition to the already great pliers. They have stainless steel jaws that are very corrosion resistant. The cutters are are tungsten and are also replaceable. I have had these for about 8 months and they are still looking good as new. The 50 buck price tag is a bit hard to swallow, but if you are like me and constantly losing regular pliers, the price tag is not so hard to stand. If you can get past the price tag, I am sure you will find the pliers are a great addition to the kayakers tool bag.